This Beat-Down's for You, Bud: Vivek Ramaswamy Blasts Dylan Mulvaney Madness and 'Gender Insanity Cult'

When 37-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on February 21, few everyday Americans knew who the guy was, and even fewer thought he’d gain traction in the polls. They were wrong.


The Indian-American from Cincinnati is already turning heads in conservative circles. Obviously brilliant, Ramaswamy’s articulation of the issues and ability to incisively communicate his positions has gained national attention for one simple reason:

The dude means what he says and he’s not afraid to say what he thinks.

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And what young Mr. Ramaswamy thinks about so-called “transgenderism” is resonating among untold numbers of Americans who are fed up with the insanity that continues to metastasize throughout our culture. His Wednesday op-ed, posted by Fox News, is a perfect example — beginning with the headline: Dylan Mulvaney and Bud Light Reveal This Shocking Truth About the Gender Insanity Cult.

Speaking of so-called “transgender” Dylan Mulvaney and Bud Light, as Ramaswamy sees it, along with tens of millions of Americans, “the trans movement has wrapped itself in a veneer of legitimacy and shut down rational debate or criticism.”

Remember the “Bud Light Party” campaign during the 2016 election season? The beer behemoth paid outspoken left-wing celebrities Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan to tip their hat to Democrats. The only person that ad would ever convince to crack open a cold one is Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Now the King of Beers is paying homage to the newest cultural zeitgeist by paying trans activist Dylan Mulvaney to prod grown men into dressing like Audrey Hepburn while drinking beer. For a drink that was once a blue-collar staple of middle America, this isn’t a winning sales strategy. It’s a way for the CEO to signal his virtue while alienating a customer base that is too afraid to say so out loud.

One of the goals of my candidacy for president of the United States is to close the gap between what people are willing to say behind closed doors versus what they say in public. In that spirit, here goes: Dylan Mulvaney might need mental health care, not endorsement deals.


“Paying a trans activist to prod grown men into dressing like Audrey Hepburn while drinking beer.” Very nicely played, Vivek. More, please.

“More often than not, when someone identifies as a gender different from their biological sex that is a sign and a symptom that they are suffering from a mental illness,” Ramaswamy wrote, continuing to go bottom-line:

I reject the idea that it is somehow “humane” to affirm their confusion, rather than to actually help them. It’s inhumane. This is simply stating a hard truth. Every serious leader should say so without apology. When they don’t, it reveals they are willing to lie in order to avoid criticism from Twitter or MSNBC. When CEOs, politicians, and celebrities affirm people’s confusion, they are simply fueling the problem.

Ramaswamy referred to his “friend” — and one of my favorite intellectuals — Jordan Peterson and one of his observations:

Here’s the reality: transgenderism is not a civil rights issue, it’s a social contagion. Psychological epidemics have been well documented for over 300 years – as my friend Jordan Peterson has rightly identified. Western culture is periodically consumed by social psychoses that grip certain groups into hysteria, particularly the vulnerable among us.

Three words: truth to power. 

“When this social contagion finally ends,” Ramaswamy predicted, “those who stood up to it — from J.K. Rowling to Jordan Peterson — will be remembered as compassionate thought leaders who saved our culture from the cult, even as they are publicly flogged today.”


Let’s abandon the farce that the “humane” thing to do is to affirm gender confusion, rather than to actually help those who suffer from it. That’s what it means to crack a cold hard truth.

Something tells me young Vivek Ramaswamy will be remembered, as well, and potentially for far more than his stance on the sickness of “transgenderism” and his courage to speak out about it as forcefully as he does.

Which reminds me— and I’m just spitballing (for now) — envision DeSantis-Ramaswamy 2024, and young Vivek completely destroying Kamala “Word Salad” Harris in a vice presidential debate. Talk about pay-per-view-quality entertainment.

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